Retrenchment Exercise on Educational Institutions and Government Parastaltas in Ogun-State, Nigeria
Keywords:Education, exercise, government parastaltas, institutions, retrenchment, Nigeria.
AbstractIn this paper, attempts have been made to examine the effects of retrenchment on implementing state as well as the Nigerian nation at large. We have examined the colossal impact mass retrenchment would have on the states` economic growth and national development. A descriptive research design was used to collect data while information were gathered from interview corroborated the findings. The sample consists of 1000 participants who were randomly selected from list of educational institutions in Ogun-State. 10 schools were selected each from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions totalling 30 schools while 20 other organizations ranging from Power Holding Corporation, Aviation, LG, and Ministry of Environment. 10 men and 10 women were chosen each from the 50 units. A questionnaire with 25 different performance indicators that reflected individual and institutional level performance was used. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts. From the findings, it was revealed that rather than being a corrective measure, retrenchment has had negative impact on the affected individual, implementing state and the nations` development in general. Therefore, we concluded on a note that, for the nation to progress socially and economically to better the lots and wellbeing of the entire Nigerian citizenry, concerted efforts have to be made towards the nations` policy, implementation of various government reforms, training and re-training of personnel in work places and basic information communication technology needed in search for jobs.
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